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					Reports
•   A report
    describes what
    things are like (or
    what things were
    like).
•   They are not in
    time order (non-
    chronological).
   Types of report writing

                             Letters
                                          Catalogue
Topic based school project
                                                       Information leaflet



 Tourist guide book

                                                          Magazine article




               Encyclopedia entry
                                    Non-fiction book
         Report organisation
Simple report
You can add more detail if necessary later on.

Introduction should include who, what, when and where.

Paragraph or Section 1

Paragraph or Section2

Add more paragraphs or sections if you need to.
Topic




                         Information
                         organised into
                         categories
Each ‘spider leg’ will
give you
one paragraph or sub-
heading
    Comparative report
Simple comparison
When you have made your grid write a paragraph
   about each point of comparison


                 categories

         1


         2


         3
    Language features in
          reports
• Present tense (except historical reports)
• ‘General’ nouns
• Written in the third person
• Factual description
• Technical words and phrases
• Often uses formal, impersonal language
What is the purpose of a
        report?
To organise and write
    the facts so that
    they are easy to
        find and
      understand.
      Planning a report
• Make a note of what you know – find
  out more detail if you need to.
• Organise the information into
  categories.
• Make a spider diagram.
    Points to remember
• Read it back to make sure it makes
  sense

• Improve wherever possible

• Check your work with a friend

				
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